By Jan Lepore-Jentleson, Executive Director
WestCare Ohio/East End Community Service’s flagship Miracle Makers Afterschool and Summer Program was proud to present the musical, “Moana,” before a packed house at Ruskin School on Tuesday, May 10.
After a two-year hiatus due to COVID-19, Miracle Makers’ 5th and 6th graders decided it was time to continue the tradition of presenting its annual Spring Musical to the community. In addition to our young actors, singers, and dancers in the picture, all of the other Miracle Makers students were engaged in building the sets, crafting the costumes, and organizing the props. This “Spark” project engaged students in a multi-disciplinary learning experience, preparing them to audition for Dayton’s Stivers School for the Arts (7-12th grade), which is our community’s highest-performing public school.
“Moana” joins the list of musicals performed by Miracle Makers in past years, which includes “Annie,” “The Little Mermaid,” “Aladdin,” and “The Lion King.”
We are so proud of team “Moana” for bringing the production forward for students, teachers, and school families to enjoy!